Short Course On Campus

Norwegian Language and Society

Nord University

12 months
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Are you an exchange student or an immigrant to Norway wishing to learn more about the Norwegian language and gain insight into Norway's culture, political environment and history? Would you like to qualify to study a Norwegian-taught degree at Bachelor or Master level? Then the Norwegian Language and Society course of Nord University is for you.


The Norwegian Language and Society course of Nord Universitycovers topics from the welfare state to Norway's literary traditions. Students develop both language skills as well as understanding of the cultural, political and historical contexts which have shaped modern Norwegian society and Norwegian language.

Job opportunities

Successful graduates will have the language skills and knowledge to find employment with Norwegian as the spoken language.

Further education

Completion of this programme qualifies graduates to apply for admission to study programmes taught in Norwegian language. It is recommended that students achieve a grade of B or higher in NO218L in order to undertake studies taught in Norwegian.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Norwegian Language and Grammar
  • Norwegian Society and Social Institutions
  • Norwegian Politics and Policy
  • History of the North
  • Norwegian Language and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • Language requirement
  • Most applicants from outside EU and applicants who does not have a Norwegian citizenship, residence permit or have a renewable residence permit in Norway, will not get a (student) residence permit based on the one-year programme Norwegian Language and Society.

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Living costs for Bodø

9420 - 15000 NOK /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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